Mathematics A-lympiad (age 16-17)
The Mathematics A-lympiad is a mathematical competition for teams of 3 or 4 students.
It is one of the three wholeday “Mathematics in teams”- events that are organized by the Freudenthal institute of Utrecht University in the Netherlands. The other competitions can be found here external link.
In the Mathematics A-lympiad, the teams work on an assignment – a very open ended problem situation – in which mathematical problem solving and higher order thinking skills must be used to solve a real world problem. The result of the assignment is a written report. The competition has two rounds: the qualifying preliminary round with about 1000 teams of students competing a day long at their own schools; and an international final in which 16 teams compete during a whole weekend in a central place in the Netherlands on a different assignment.